Thursday, 21 July 2016

Showcase your photos

This is a post, I did a while ago for Friends Over the Fence blog, but I thought I'd share it here with you, I hope you don't mind.

How many of us have boxes hidden away with old family photos or draws full of those packets that we used to pick up from the chemist of our developed holiday photos?

Well as a scrapbooker and Project Lifer, I'm always conscious of sharing memories taken by us, but even those, are often put onto layouts and then filed away in albums.

So at the little house, I wanted those memories and especially the ones that were taken and made at the house all those years ago, to be available and accessible to all those that visit.

Firstly we contacted family members and asked if we could scan in old family photos, and then printed them out, and now keep them in this glass bowl on the side.



I can honestly say, everyone that comes to the house loves going through the bowl and reliving those family memories, and so often we find out new stories that we've never heard before. 

I've also asked family members to write down who is in the photo, so that we never forget.  Its a joy spending time rummaging through the bowl and looking back through old photos. 

I've actually decided that I'm going to print out some of Mum and Dad and include them in the bowl, even though they never got to visit the house, I want them to be part of the little house too. 

8 comments:

  1. I think this is a lovely way to share memories with folk who visit you. A super idea. It is also great that you are getting to identify a lot of the folk in the photos.
    Toni xx

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  2. Sandra - what a lovely idea! I'm going to do the same xx

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  3. Sandra - what a lovely idea! I'm going to do the same xx

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  4. I really like this idea too!

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  5. That really is a great idea x

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  6. What a lovely idea! One to keep in the back of my head...

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  7. This is such a lovely idea

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